Waterjet Helps end Oil Leak

Posted by Pete Nofel on Aug 2nd, 2010.

Jet Edge, Inc. and Chukar Waterjet, Inc. played a role in helping BP stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The companies provided ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to blast away hydrate ice crystals that had formed inside a containment cap at the spill site, clogging the containment system.  Jet Edge engineered a 36,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump that was dropped 5,000 feet into the Gulf to power a robot-operated waterjetting lance that blasted away the hydrates. The system was designed to blast with sea water or liquid gas. Chukar Waterjet provided onsite applications engineering services, working with a subsea technology company, an offshore logistics and supply company, an offshore transportation company, BP, and an independent safety group.

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